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Cities really are mental conditions. Beijing is a nightmare. A constant nightmare  (Beijing Quotes) Beijing is my favorite city in China  (Beijing Quotes) No matter where I go - London, Beirut, Jerusalem, Washington, Beijing, or Bangalore - I'm always looking to rediscover that land of ten thousand lakes where politics actually worked to make people's lives better, not pull them apart  (Beijing Quotes) In the final years of his life, when former Communist Party Chief Zhao Ziyang lived under house arrest, in Beijing, his aging friends resorted to donning white doctors’ coats in order to slip past the guards stationed outside his home.  (Beijing Quotes) Dalai Lama was leading his country during the rigors of World War II, he was in Beijing for a year in 1954; he was up against Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai from the time that he was fifteen. So he’s no newcomer or naive when it comes to politics.  (Beijing Quotes) Just as we take a train to get to Beijing or Manhattan, we take death to reach a star  (Beijing Quotes) Our real debt ceiling isn’t decided by Washington; it’s decided by Beijing  (Beijing Quotes) When I lived in Beijing in 1996, it was a horizontal city. If you wanted to go out for a burger, if you wanted to really treat yourself, you went to this place called the Jianguo Hotel. The architect had proudly described it as a perfect replica of a Holiday Inn that he had seen in Palo Alto, California.  (Beijing Quotes) The Olympics brought a lot of development to Beijing, but I don’t see that there have been any changes to human rights as a result of the Olympics.  (Beijing Quotes) When I moved to Beijing in 2005 to write, I was accustomed to hearing the story of China’s transformation told in vast, sweeping strokes - involving one fifth of humanity and great pivots of politics and economics.  (Beijing Quotes) Like students going to school, the planes on their bombing missions fly over Beijing each morning. And each time I hear their engines attack the air I feel a certain slight tension, as if I were witnessing the invasion of Death, though this heightens my consciousness of the existence of Life.  (Beijing Quotes) Beijing is an example of [families were displaced for the Olympics]. Something like 10,000 families were moved out.  (Beijing Quotes) Now, as the world’s scientists focus with increasing intensity on transforming the genetic codes of every living creature into information that can be used to treat and ultimately prevent disease, Shenzhen is home to a different kind of factory: B.G.I., formerly called Beijing Genomics Institute, the world’s largest genetic-research center.  (Beijing Quotes) The human rights record within China seems to rise and fall over time, but it’s very clear that in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and since then, there’s been a greater intolerance of dissent and the human rights record of China has been going in the wrong direction.  (Beijing Quotes) By tradition, Beijing is a city of walls, sheltering its intrigues and ambitions behind a series of concentric barriers from the Great Wall down to courtyard homes that draw sunlight only from the gardens at their core.  (Beijing Quotes) Beijing residents joke that to get a free smoke all they have to do is open their windows!  (Beijing Quotes) Once in a while - perhaps every 10 years, or even every generation - a novel appears that profoundly questions the way we look at the world, and at ourselves. Beijing Coma is a poetic examination not just of a country at a defining moment in its history, but of the universal right to remember and to hope. It is, in every sense, a landmark work of fiction  (Beijing Quotes) Children whose developing lungs are particularly vulnerable suffer the most from air pollution. For children, breathing the air in cities with the worst pollution, such as Beijing, Calcutta, Mexico City, Shanghai, and Tehran, is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day  (Beijing Quotes) The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can’t breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution.  (Beijing Quotes) I took my little brother, and we went from Beijing to Ulan Bator, and then took a helicopter to the southern Gobi.Streams, grass, and sand dunes to climb. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everybody needs to go to Mongolia just to see what it is to be a human being again.  (Beijing Quotes) In my 20s, when I was a photojournalist in Beijing. I joined an underground art group and put on clandestine exhibitions of my paintings.  (Beijing Quotes) Beijing is constructing a 100,000 m2 modern art museum, yet it will not feature any of my work  (Beijing Quotes) Ask yourself: if I were a Chinese spy, why wouldn’t I have flown directly into Beijing? I could be living in a palace petting a phoenix by now.  (Beijing Quotes) Imperfect though it may be, the Beijing Platform for Action is the strongest statement of consensus on women’s equality, empowerment and justice ever produced by governments.  (Beijing Quotes) My hometown is a very boring city. There isn’t a lot of industry - there are a lot of trees. It’s not like Beijing where the sky is always dark. In my city the sky is blue and the sun shines.  (Beijing Quotes) When Richard Nixon came to Beijing in the winter of 1972, China was still in the throes of the Cultural Revolution, so it had a limited array of entertainment to provide.  (Beijing Quotes) On top of my to-do list in preparing for Beijing is ‘On China’ by Henry Kissinger, who has had firsthand experience with every top Chinese leader since Mao, so his insights are valuable and his access is perhaps unrivaled.  (Beijing Quotes) PRINT FREE GIANT POSTERS